Several high school students and their artistic talents were recognized Thursday night.
The Prince William County Service Authority (PWCSA) hosted its annual Water Art Invitational at the Raymond Spittle Building in Woodbridge.
The winners of PWCSA’s annual contest were announced at the event.
High school students enrolled in public, private and homeschools in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park were eligible to participate in the art invitational.
The Service Authority received 125 entries that were submitted to three categories — photography, computer graphics, and painting and drawing.
The submitted pieces illustrated the theme “Water Makes Everything Happen.”
“What intrigued me personally about this program was not just the art that went into creating the beautiful pieces that the students produced. But it was also their research behind it and explanation that each one of them had to provide along with their artwork,” said Zuzana Steen, Micron Technology’s academic and community relations manager. “So, a lot of them realized by doing that how important water is, how water makes everything happens — including microchips.”
Robbie Moser, a 10-grader at Colgan High School, participated in the contest for the first time this year.
“I think that I had fun with it, because it was so broad that I could do whatever I want with it still being within the confines of the prompt,” he said.
Lierin Simms from Colgan High School was the Grand Prize Winner of the contest.
Below, are the winners of each category.
Painting & Drawing
Micron Technology sponsors the invitational.
“The reason why we support the water invitational program is to help build stewards of water resources in our community, in our region and, also — maybe, just maybe — some of those students will choose to go into environmental engineering,” said Zuzana Steen, Micron’s academic and community relations manager. “And maybe one day they will end up at companies, such as ours, as our interns or full-time employees.”
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